Santa Fe NM Arson Criminal Attorney – Santa Fe New Mexico Arson Defense Lawyer

The crime of Santa Fe New Mexico arson is punished by law enforcement in Santa Fe and by specific penal codes

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A person is guilty of Santa Fe NM arson when he or she willfully and maliciously sets fire to or burns or causes to be burned or who aids, counsels, or procures the burning of, any structure, forestland, or property.

(a) Santa Fe Arson that causes great bodily injury is a felony punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for five, seven, or nine years.

(b) Santa Fe Arson that causes an inhabited structure or inhabited property to burn is a felony punishable by imprisonment in Santa Fe New Mexico prison for three, five, or eight years.

(c) Santa Fe Arson of a structure or forestland is a Santa Fe New Mexico felony punishable by imprisonment in the Santa Fe NM prison for two, four, or six years.

(d) Santa Fe Arson of property is a felony punishable by imprisonment in Santa Fe New Mexico prison for 16 months, two, or three years.  For purposes of this paragraph, arson of property do not include one burning or causing to be burned his or her own personal property unless there is intent to defraud or there is injury to another person or another person's structure, forestland, or property.

The crime of arson in Santa Fe NM is punishable by prison. Because of the ease with which fire spreads in our local climate and the potential for Santa Fe wildfires burning out of control, the crime of Arson is aggressively prosecuted in Santa Fe no matter which state or which Santa Fe you reside in.

If you have been accused of Santa Fe arson, or are being investigated for the crime of arson, you can expect to be investigated by skilled arson investigators, in addition to detectives and police.  Santa Fe NM Law enforcement will begin gathering evidence immediately when called to investigate a fire.

Most times, there is very little physical evidence left at the scene of a Santa Fe fire, and the evidence that does remain is subject to interpretation. If you or a loved one has been contacted by law enforcement investigating arson in the local surrounding area you live in, or if you have been arrested and charged with Santa Fe New Mexico arson, call Wise Laws right now!